Swell, Winds Prompt High Surf Advisory for East Shores

September 26, 2014, 3:46 PM HST · Updated September 26, 3:49 PM
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Mākena, Third Entrance in South Maui, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo by Jack Dugan.

Mākena, Third Entrance in South Maui, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo by Jack Dugan.

By Maui Now Staff

A long period north northeast swell, combined with locally generated wind waves has prompted a high surf advisory along the east facing shores of Maui County.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory on Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, saying surf heights are expected to be in the six to eight foot range through Saturday afternoon.

The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

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According to the NWS advisory, strong breaking waves are expected that will make swimming difficult and dangerous.

***Photo at left is from a recent swell along the south shore of Maui in the Mākena area. Photo by Jack Dugan.

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